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Calling all Sinners, Calling all Sinners, Hurry, Hurry and Hurry. Righteous Need Not Read!
If you got it all together -- go elsewhere this here hub is for sinners.
A long time ago there was a doctor who worked in a clinic and his job was to give physicals and help people lead healthier lives. He did not treat the sick or heal the lame. After a few years he quit and became a cowboy. - True story that and his name was Mat.
Years and years of watching football has taught me that men perform the best when in the fourth quarter it is a tight game and the other side is also rising to the occasion. That is when seeming miracles occur and we are brought to the edge of our seat. Just think on that term we use, "rising to the occasion".
I have traveled the world and seen the most stunning and beautiful women, but I have never seen a woman more beautiful than my wife giving birth to my child.
Applaud not the man who waves and rests on his laurels, applaud the man who is earning them in adversity.
Winners are a boring lot. Winning is the excitement.
We are not interested in the immigrant who came here with money and followed a normal process. We are interested in the child who came 2,000 miles to seek asylum.
Peace is to be sought after and glorified but not if it breeds contentment with the status quo.
Warriors can pull up a chair, you are home.
Viperous snakes are encouraged to come and read.
Many ask "why does God allow such sinners a place?"
That is a fair question to ask when you have been sinned upon by a dirty rotten low down scum sinner. And perhaps and even better question if you find yourself being a dirty rotten low down scum sinner.
Why are sinners even allowed to plague this earth?
Well the answer is really quite simple. But I will not give it to you. Perhaps as you read on you will find your own better answer than one given to you. But first ask yourself the question that should be the first question. Why are there heroes?
Now let me tell you that real heroes are special and we need them to help us every day ordinary people survive in an often tough world. If life was not tough would we appreciate heroes? And if not for heroes who would we strive to be like more? It is not enough to be the best we can be, we need a template above and beyond what we can be so we reach for the stars.
Now if there were no sinners and no evil who would our heroes overcome? In those football games we even make the "other" team evil, it is just normal. We need to see others overcome in order that we may envision and set as our pattern that great conduct.
We call out for heroes, we need them and now you can be one.
Just enjoy this little bit that I enjoy so much.
9 As Jesus passed on from there, He saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax office. And He said to him, “Follow Me.” So he arose and followed Him.
10 Now it happened, as Jesus sat at the table in the house, that behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat down with Him and His disciples.
11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to His disciples, “Why does your Teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?”
12 When Jesus heard that, He said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.
13 But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice.’ For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.”
Because I am a sinner this man is my hero!
Can you imagine a man who would rather be with you as a sinner than with your brother who is perfect? It is an amazing sign of love that transcends all else and teaches us that sometimes we sin just so that we can be saved from that sin.
Now the greatest heroes of all are:
Sinners who pull themselves out of sin and into light. Those that have fallen into the despair of horrible abhorrent behavior and then change their ways. You are not so bad. Think of the drunken, addict who turns to stealing and prostitution just to pay for their habit. That is some pretty low belly sinning. But many of those somehow find the courage and the strength to pull themselves up out of the hole and begin on a path toward true heroism. You have sinned and I have sinned and we can stop sinning and turn it around and become heroes.
Now I am here to tell you there is only one way that this happens. That way is a release. A release of the power to try and control your life. You must give that power over to a power much greater than yourself. Your best actions have got you sinning. It will take the action of another to lift you up as you pull yourself up. All superheroes have a source of strength, something miraculous go and find that something now!
Sometimes heroes are dads and sometimes they are sons.
Notice we are talking to or with folks just down on their luck, we are talking to folks who caused that to themselves by sinning.
Folks just having a hard time need sinners who rise up from those old ashes and become somebody. We all think we have adversity and so we all need to overcome what we think is adversity. (normally it really is not -- but in our minds we make it such)
Perhaps we see an answer here to our bigger question. I almost always need someone who has it tougher than me for me to see how I do not have it tough.
I walk down the street with my new shoes hurting me with every step and stop to rest and rub my feet. And man walks slowly up to me and asks if he can help. I notice his strange walk and realize he has only prosthetic feet. What a complaining ass I am.
There but for the grace of God goes I, just sinning and doing wrong or perhaps by his grace I do, so that I can truly see a better way.
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